UPDATE: The victim in the Feb. 19 fatal shooting near Lincoln Middle School has been identified as 30-year-old Mykel Curry, of Rockford.
ROCKFORD — The Rockford Police Department is investigating a shooting on the city’s near-east side as a homicide after the 30-year-old victim died.
At around 1 p.m., Friday, Feb. 19, Rockford officers responded to a shots-fired report in the 1600 block of Charles Street and located a vehicle that came to rest in front of Lincoln Middle School.
The man in the vehicle was suffering from a gunshot wound later pronounced dead at a local hospital. His identity is being withheld pending notification of his family.
Anyone with information about Friday’s shooting is asked to contact the Rockford Police Department at 815-966-2900 or leave an anonymous tip with Rockford Area Crime Stoppers at 815-963-7867.
This is a developing story.